publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Maize Diversity, Market Access, and Poverty Reduction in the Western Highlands of Guatemala

Hellin, Jon; Cox, Rachael; López-Ridaura, Santiago;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 May 2017 Journal: Mountain Research and Development, volume 37, pages 188-197 (issn: 0276-4741, eissn: 1994-7151, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: International Mountain Society (IMS) and United Nations University
Abstract
The western highlands of Guatemala lie within the area where maize was first domesticated, and maize remains central to farmers' livelihood security. Over 50% of the population in the region are in poverty, and over 48% suffer from chronic malnutrition. Development efforts have focused on improved land management, crop diversification, and improved access to markets, especially for high-value vegetable crops such as snow peas. As a result of successful initiatives worldwide, more attention is being directed at the extent to which farmers can benefit from market opportunities for indigenous crops by receiving a price premium for providing the environmental servic...
Subjects
free text keywords: Development, General Environmental Science, Environmental Chemistry, Poverty, Market access, Agricultural diversification, Land management, Agricultural economics, In situ conservation, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Agricultural biodiversity, Price premium, Geology, Agroforestry, Guatemala, poverty reduction, maize, agricultural diversity, farmers' livelihoods, conservation through use, Environmental sciences, GE1-350
Powered by OpenAIRE Open Research Graph
Any information missing or wrong?Report an Issue
publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Maize Diversity, Market Access, and Poverty Reduction in the Western Highlands of Guatemala

Hellin, Jon; Cox, Rachael; López-Ridaura, Santiago;